Conflict over gurdwara management in Punjab’s Faridkot leaves a number of injured; kirpans, sharp-edged weapons used

Conflict over gurdwara management in Punjab’s Faridkot leaves a number of injured; kirpans, sharp-edged weapons used



Tribune Information Service

Faridkot, September 17

Armed conflict between two rival teams over the management of a gurdwara in Faridkot on Saturday left many injured. Throughout the struggle between two teams, kirpans and sharp-edged weapons had been allegedly used throughout the gurdwara premises.

It’s alleged that a few of the accused even picked up the kirpan mendacity close to ‘bir’ of Guru Granth Sahib within the gurdwara to assault the opponents.

A lady devotee, who suffered critical accidents on this conflict, was admitted to Guru Gobind Singh Medical Faculty and Hospital right here.

The police have taken three individuals in custody and a felony case beneath Sections 295, 354-B, 324, 323, 506, 148, 149 of IPC has been registered in opposition to 9 individuals.

Panicked by the incident, many devotees who had gathered within the gurdwara on the event of ‘Sangrand’, fled from the spot.

On the grievance of Prabhjeet Kaur, an injured devotee, the police have registered a felony case in opposition to Thana Singh, former president of the gurdwara, Harbans Singh Bhau, Gurjant Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Amarjot Singh, Joginder Singh, Kuldip Singh, Channa Bhau and Punjab Singh.

Sources revealed that two teams had been in a authorized struggle over the administration management of this gurdwara located in Jarman Colony in Faridkot for a while. Former president of the gurdwara administration committee, Thana Singh, is in dispute with Jaswant Singh, the incumbent president and a case concerning this dispute for the management over the administration of the gurdwara is pending in an area court docket.

Faridkot DSP Jasmeet Singh stated a case has been registered on the grievance of Prabhjeet Kaur and three individuals had been rounded up. The police had been investigating the matter.

Gurvinder Kaur, SGPC member of the world, stated the struggle inside gurdwara premises and use of kirpan was a critical spiritual misconduct and the SGPC will take needed motion on this regard.





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